Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Great George Hotel in Charlottetown

Photo: Small Barrels

The Great George Hotel is a restored building that dates back to 1846 when it was built as the Regent Hotel. After some changes, in 1857 it became the fashionable Pavilion Hotel.

In 1864, the hotel housed some delegates to the Charlottetown Conference, which along with the Quebec Conference of the same year, led up to the original Confederation of four provinces in 1867 that developed into the into Canada we know today.

Because the founding principles of Canadian Confederation were established in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island became known as the Birthplace of Confederation.

The Great George has been carefully renovated to maintain its heritage look while being made into a modern hotel.

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